Kur­dish-led forces bat­tle ex­trem­ists

The Southland Times - - World -

US-backed Syr­ian forces en­tered an east­ern vil­lage held by the Is­lamic State group where in­tense clashes were on­go­ing on yes­ter­day, a day af­ter the ex­trem­ists re­port­edly killed 20 fight­ers, the forces and a war mon­i­tor said. The Kur­dish-led Syr­ian Demo­cratic Forces said its fight­ers stormed Bagouz and are close to the cen­tre of the vil­lage. The forces added that they plan to open an­other front in the Sousseh area.

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